Charity

There are 170,000 charities in England and Wales, but what do they all do, and what is the best way of classifying them? Some questions are too long to answer by tweet, so this is a rapid blog on demand for the wonderful @katherinehudson

Will we be living in a Conservative utopia of public services being delivered by charities funded by philanthropists and service users? Or will the cuts programme decimate civil society as we know it?

What about the wider world? Will capital letters be so-ooo last century? Will newspapers and magazines only be available on devices made by Apple, or will they still be available in dead-tree format?

spoof of third sector magazine, circa 2020

We live in interesting times.


I'm currently working on a project producing statistics on the funding of children's charities in the UK. The hardest part is deciding which charities to include as a children's charity. This famous picture taken in 1938 outside Lord's Cricket Ground illustrates the problem.

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